Feds plan to fine schools for not following Michelle’s school lunch guidelines
Here it comes. Despite the federal government’s anti-bullying campaign, America’s food scold, Michelle Obama, is getting the awesome power of the United States behind her campaign to bully our children into eating the food she prescribes. Elizabeth Harrington reports in the Free Beacon:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service issued a proposed rule Monday to codify parts of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which was championed by Mrs. Obama.
The regulation would punish schools and state departments with fines for “egregious or persistent disregard” for the lunch rules that imposed sodium and calorie limits and banned white grains.
A West Virginia preschool teacher was threatened with fines for violating the rules by rewarding her students with candy for good behavior in June 2015. The teacher ultimately did not have to pay, but the school had to develop a “corrective action plan” with training on the policies.
The government now seeks to make fines enforceable by regulation. Section 303 of the law requires that the federal government “establish criteria for the imposition of fines” for all the Department of Agriculture’s child food programs.
The hashtag #thanksmichelleobama has become a staple (pardon the pun) of Twitter, with students all over America uploading pictures of disgusting food served in their school cafeterias.